Our Mission

“The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet and educator

The Sun Capital Partners Foundation, Inc. was established in 2007 to unite the Sun Capital family – Sun Capital's employees, portfolio companies and business partners – in a purposeful philanthropic effort. Thanks to the substantial support of our employees, coupled with their passion for making an impact in the community, the Foundation serves to enhance Sun Capital’s strong culture of social engagement and giving back.

Sun Capital Partners founders Marc J. Leder and Rodger R. Krouse have always believed that success brings with it a responsibility to make a difference in our communities. By supporting innovative non-profit organizations, the Foundation aims to fulfill its mission of promoting sustainable, positive change. We thoughtfully select causes that address vital community needs and issues.

We’re extremely proud that, since its inception, the Sun Capital Partners Foundation has been able to support more than 250 organizations in meaningful and compassionate pursuits. Through the dedication of our enthusiastic donors, we’re honored to support the good work of local non-profits and educational institutions, while also responding to urgent relief efforts stemming from events such as Hurricane Sandy and the Haiti earthquake.

The Foundation’s mission remains closely tied to the Sun Capital Partners culture of integrity, fairness, commitment and passion. To reinforce this connection, charitable contributions by Sun Capital Partners employees are amplified through a 2x matching gift program.

The Foundation’s Charity Committee carefully evaluates potential charitable partners to ensure the funding we provide will be put to use effectively and have impact. By working hand-in-hand with our sponsored causes, we are rewarded by seeing goals achieved, lives improved, and our communities strengthened.

The Sun Capital Foundation Community Commitment to South Florida

Since inception, the Foundation has donated to over 250 charities. Sample of local charities in Florida which the Foundation has partnered with include:

University Preparatory Academy-Pinellas

Our mission is to provide students with the academic, leadership and social skills that will enable them to attend and graduate from an institution of higher education.

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SOS Children’s Villages

Twelve single family homes, community center and counseling center providing foster care combined with therapy and life skills aimed at breaking the cycle of abuse and keeping families affected by abuse together.

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Boca Helping Hands

Dedicated to providing compassionate service through food and assistance programs to individuals, families and children to instill dignity and break the cycle of dependence.

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Junior Achievement South Florida

Programs span grades K‐12, with age‐appropriate curricula designed to teach elementary students about their roles as individuals, workers, and consumers and to prepare middle grade and high school students for key economic and workforce issues they will face.

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YMCA Palm Beach

YMCA is the only charity in Palm Beach County that has a Drowning Prevention Program with the goal to eliminate accidental death by drowning through education, outreach, training, and swim instruction.

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Pine Crest Preparatory School

Pine Crest is an all-faith, college preparatory school that serves students on campuses in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton.

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The Haven

Nationally accredited group home for boys ages 9-17, dedicated to providing a safe, loving, stable and therapeutic environment that fosters the development of self-esteem and independence.

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Best Buddies

Best Buddies® is dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

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Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund

Lisa’s passion for life and helping other women is truly why the Lisa Boccard Fund has had an immense success. Her ability to inspire those around her, just as she initially inspired her brother to create the fund, is what brings her to do what she does.

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C.R.O.S. Ministries

The Caring Kitchen served 105,351 combined breakfast, lunch and dinner meals. The program includes numerous services such as job search assistance and referrals to human service and social service agencies in an effort to move people to self-sufficiency.

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Women In Distress

Women In Distress is the only nationally accredited, state-certified, full service domestic violence center serving Broward County, Florida. Our mission is to stop domestic violence abuse for everyone through intervention, education and advocacy.

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HANDY annually serves more than 1,300 at-risk children who participate in comprehensive programs that focus on education, youth development, and economic self-sufficiency.

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The Sun Capital Foundation – A Social Responsibility Commitment Without Borders

Biomedical Research & Education Foundation

To facilitate & support medical research & the educational mission of the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

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Operation Homefront

Provides emergency financial and other assistance to families of service members and wounded warriors.

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Massachusetts General Hospital

To advance healthcare through innovative research and education

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National Hemophilia Foundation

Dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for bleeding and clotting disorders and to preventing the complications of these disorders thought education and research

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National Museum of American Jewish History

The only Museum in the nation dedicated exclusively to collecting, preserving and interpreting artifacts pertaining to the American Jewish experience

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National Psoriasis Foundation

Working to find a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and to eliminate their devastating effects through research, advocacy and education

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Pan Massachusetts Challenge

To raise funds to be distributed to the Jimmy Fund at Dana Farber, for the research and treatment & education about cancer

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Partners In Health

To bring the benefits of modern medicine to those most in need and work to alleviate the crushing economic and social burdens of poverty that exacerbates diseases

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John McDonogh High School

John McDonogh Senior High School is a public high school in the Mid-City neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

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The Robin Hood Foundation

Find, fund and create programs and schools that generate measurable results for families in New York's poorest neighborhoods

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Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation

Providing disadvantaged urban youth with the arts

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Siena Francis House

Care for the poor realized through feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, and clothing the needy

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Success Academy Charter Schools

To improve public education for the economically disadvantaged

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Turtle Island Preserve, LLC

Provide appreciation for life by getting in touch with the roots of humanity & connect with the resources and abilities that sustain our existence

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UJA Federation of New York

Inspiring a passion for Jewish life and learning

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University of Arizona Foundation

To provide assistance to the University in three areas: fund-raising, asset management & facilitation

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